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It’s Good To Talk And It’s OK Not To Be OK

Updated: May 13

Have you ever felt better ‘getting something off your chest’? You find that you have got yourself all worked up about a situation and by talking it through with a member of your family, a friend, or a therapist, what has really been worrying you seems much less important now and you feel a whole lot better about the circumstances that you find yourself in. In the latest blog from Becoming Aware, we look at what you can do if you are feeling bad or down and that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

Talking As A Therapy

Talking is therapy that can help you deal with negative thoughts to make positive changes. Perhaps you are going through a painful bereavement, you have a relationship or family issue, a physical illness, are experiencing difficulties and problems in your working environment or have financial issues. These situations can lead to anxiety, stress and even depression, so talking it through might be the tonic you need. It’s true that if something is going round and round in your mind, it will become bigger and bigger and the longer it continues to fester, the bigger and more intense the problem or situation may become.

Symptoms That Something Is Worrying You And You Need To Talk

· Difficultly in sleeping

· Not being able to concentrate or focus

· Feeling overwhelmed and unmotivated

· Constant worry and thoughts racing through your head

· You feel resentful and even angry

· Making poor and irrational decisions

· Self harming

· Over indulgence in alcohol, cigarettes and/or food

· Stop functioning completely

The above can also trigger a vicious circle as poor sleeping patterns or lack of sleep can mean poor emotional functioning leading to more stress and anxiety. It’s imperative that the cycle is halted, so that you can move on.

Things To Do

· Write things down if you feel you don’t have anyone to talk to, or you don’t want to share your thoughts or feelings

· Remember the critical voice – we are always harder on ourselves than others

· Stop - every problem has a solution

· Ask for help

· Talk about it

Talk It Through With An Emotional Healing & Wellbeing Practitioner

It’s so important to know that seeking help is not a sign of weakness; it’s far better than letting your feelings stew. Talking with a an emotional healer will give you the chance to explore your feelings and work out where any negative thoughts, and ideas are coming from. Once you start to understand, you will be able to make positive changes by acting and thinking differently. You can take back control of your life again.


The festering problem won’t seem as bad out of your head as it does inside. It really is OK not to be OK, as it happens to most people at some point, and many people who wouldn’t cross your mind of having a problem. Everyone has something going on that they are dealing with or have been through. Sometimes just letting it out is therapeutic. We are all human and here to experience all emotions, good & bad.

You are not alone!

What To Do Next

Karen Hoad from Becoming Aware, based in Eastbourne with clients in East Sussex is a qualified and experienced Emotional Healing & Wellbeing Practitioner. She has worked with many people who are feeling down and dispirited and found that her clients, just by talking things through have certainly felt a lot better and not so desperate. She always finds that there is a sense of relief when that niggling thing is talked through and released. People start to understand their feelings and this sense of relief increases as she works with them as they can start to let go. Call Karen on 07766 427966 for a without obligation chat or email

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